Ampelopteris

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Ampelopteris

Distribution

Old World tropics present
Monotypic. Old World tropics.

Cytology

Chromosome number 36 (India & Ceylon), several records (all diploid).

Notes

This genus resembles Cyclosorus in sporangia, spores and in ovate scales on lower surface of costae; the two genera also agree in creeping rhizome and aquatic habitat. Ampelopteris is the only Old World member of the family which has branched acicular hairs; in this character it resembles Goniopteris, a genus of many species in the New World.

Citation

Holttum 1971 – In: Blumea. p 25
Holttum, Sen & Mittra 1970 – In: Blumea. 196, 214
Ching 1963 – In: Acta Phytotax. Sinica. p 330
Copel. 1947: Gen. Fil. p 143